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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 4, 2003
You can imagine Van Sant, Damon and Affleck snickering when they read pretentious reviews pronouncing deep meaning and skill in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 21, 2002
The film wears you down in all the wrong ways.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 18, 2003
I could say for the first forty-five minutes or so it was funny and interesting and I got what he was doing, but it just becomes tedious ...
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
March 13, 2003
Pure punishment.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 28, 2003
Zzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Ulph. Umph. Ach. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 25, 2003
It's a sort of experimental film-school riff on Waiting for Godot, and while it's pretty tedious, it's better than it probably sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
February 18, 2003
Van Sant gleefully trots out this misguided existential experiment that's gone completely awry. The result: Gerry is high-minded, hallucinatory hogwash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
February 17, 2003
A bold but barren and unrewarding art house stunt, Gerry's aggressively minimalist marriage of form and content comes off as bizarrely angry and deeply unfulfilling.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 16, 2003
In a hideously arty style Affleck, Damon and Van Sant actually tell us a few things about the man-vs-man and man-vs-nature debate. But you have to look pretty hard to get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 18, 2003
Are these guys as smart as they sound or as dumb as they act?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 19, 2003
Nothing special to show at the end for this existential trip to nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 11, 2003
An anxious movie-object that might well wonder whether its minimalist aspiration is a matter of ambitious purity or empty pretense.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 24, 2003
Arty exercise that strands Matt Damon and Casey Affleck (both named Gerry) in a desert with little to say and do except lose themselves in an existential wasteland of doomed beauty.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 27, 2003
Deserves its own wing in The Old Curiosity Shop.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 28, 2003
After a while, you may start to feel like Gerry One and Two: a little fuzzy in the brain.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 28, 2003
Ragingly bad art that contributes to a definition of independent film as something no one would want to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
April 4, 2003
Now we know what happens when director Gus Van Sant gets bored. He makes us bored.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 17, 2003
If nothing else, Gerry is restful, though I'm not sure that counts as a recommendation.
| Original Score: C
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2004
Although the images from the film are poetic and are more fondly recalled in hindsight, in this case art film for art film's sake doesn't fly very high.
Annette Dasey
Teletext
August 21, 2003
One of those films that are better in hindsight - you won't forget the scenery and the torture of enduring it. See it if you're a masochist, don't bother if you're not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 18, 2011
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 23, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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October 18, 2008
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
February 14, 2003

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February 15, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 28, 2003
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April 19, 2003

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Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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February 9, 2006

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